Food in Mexico: 15 Traditional Mexican Dishes You Must Try!

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Mexico might be famous for its Aztec pyramids, Mayan temples, and white-sand beaches, but we know the real reason you’re planning a trip to this exciting destination – it’s for the Mexican food!

With so many delicious Mexican foods to choose from, you might not know what to order first. That’s why we’ve compiled our list of the best Mexican dishes that you have to try on your next trip to Mexico.

Tacos al pastor is one of the most famous Mexican dishes. Take a stroll through any Mexican neighborhood, and you’ll see huge hunks of pork meat being grilled on spits.

Tacos al Pastor

Tamales are one of the oldest dishes in the world and one of the most popular Mexican foods. Tamales are made primarily from masa, a type of corn dough that’s been prepared since time immemorial in Mesoamerica.


You can’t leave Mexico without enjoying the tasty delights of a torta. The problem is, everywhere (and everyone) prepares tortas differently, and you’re going to want to try every variation you see (and there will be a lot to try!).


Chilaquiles are the best way to start your day in Mexico! This is one of our all-time favorite Mexican breakfast dishes, and we know you’re going to love gorging on sauce-soaked corn tortilla chips in the morning!


One of the most popular Mexican foods out there, huevos rancheros translates into English as ranch-style eggs or rancher’s eggs, as traditionally, it was a hearty way to prepare for a long day of manual labor on the ranch!

Huevos Rancheros

Quesadillas, in their most basic form, are simply grilled tortillas stuffed with melted cheese. It’s a dish that’s hard not to like, and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or frankly, at any time of the day when you’re feeling hungry.


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